Antisemitism oppresses Jews, but it is ultimately a threat to the overall society since antisemitism never ends with the Jews. Antisemitism is the unmistakable sign that a society is in trouble. It has all the makings of a blockbuster disaster film: 1. The confluence of seemingly unrelated events taking place …Read More »
The EU Court of Justice Spelled It Out for Jews: Leave Europe!
Last week, the European Union Court of Justice upheld a ban on kosher and halal slaughter in Belgium, The Jerusalem Post reported. While Brooke Goldstein, who helped with the legal challenge, called it a “shameful ruling,” and warned that “the religious freedom of millions of Europeans has been put in …Read More »
Is the Holocaust being wiped from European’s Memories?
The amazing thing about coming to Israel, perhaps especially in summer, is that for all of the fears that people outside of Israel have for her, apparently Israelis themselves are not troubled nearly as much as her supporters overseas are. In Australia we worry for Israel about Iran. We worry …Read More »
Reflections On Israel Part 1: Israel’s Place In The World.
In July I went on a life-changing trip to Israel. This was my fourth trip to Israel, but I had not been there for 17 years. I have written in the past about other aspects and experiences of this trip. But I have not focussed on Israelis themselves, Israeli society, …Read More »
The Impending Transformation of Europe.
There are some in the West, such as American FOX News commentator, Bill O’Reilly, who claim that Europe is under “invasion.” The implication of such language is that ultimately, underneath it all, there is something nefarious about Syrians fleeing war and Arabs, in general, fleeing economic deprivation in order to …Read More »
Arlene from Israel – Bone Weary.
Anyone who is tracking the news these days, and genuinely cares for the security of Israel and the future of the US – not to mention Europe and the Mideast – has got to have an extremely heavy heart. We are facing some very dark times. With regard to Israel, …Read More »
A Badge of Shame .
Over a decade ago, I went to Poland with my oldest daughter. I had hoped to support her as she learned. I didn’t need to learn anything because I had read EVERYTHING, knew EVERYTHING…and quickly learned that for all I had read, for all that I had learned, I knew …Read More »
Why the Media Ignores Jihadists in Israel.
Summary: According to the NY Times, terrorists in Europe and Israel are very different and have different motivations. If they weren’t, the hope that two states (Israel and Palestine) could live side-by-side in peace would obviously disappear. The New York Times has taken to breaking the universe of Islamic terrorists …Read More »
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
One of the blogs that I used to follow was known as Fresno Zionism, but the Fresno Zionist made aliyah and is now writing some place within Israel under the blog title Abu Yehuda. In reference to France’s recent snub of Jewish leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, he writes: This is another chapter …Read More »
No Justice, No Peace.
Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Lahav Harkov tells us that Israeli firebrand Naftali Bennett has a few words for Israeli parliamentarian Tzipi Livni concerning the recent rebel attack upon the French Occupying Power: Speaking at the same event, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett slammed Livni, saying she “talked about the occupation …Read More »
A Few Jewish Responses to Terrorism
In the past months France has lost a significant percentage of its Jewish population and, in my opinion, deserves to lose all of it. Not everyone agrees, of course.While Paris reels from this most recent Islamic terrorist attack, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director of the European Jewish Association (EJA), claimed that calls …Read More »
‘Arlene in Israel’ – Hitting Bottom?
Things have been really awful for some time now. Horrendous. Here in this region we’ve had the murder of an American ambassador by a group Obama previously claimed had been undone; the wholesale murder by Assad of Syria of tens of thousands of his own people; the heartless and …Read More »
Not a “Palestinian problem”; A Jewish problem.
The West, Muslims, Israel and “Palestine”: Europe is not doing itself any favors by being weak. The supposed “Palestinian problem” of how to create a “Palestinian State” is nothing more than a lie which camouflages an entirely separate issue, one that can be formulated as “how to destroy Israel.” Why …Read More »